So I ummed and ahhed about whether or not to start doing monthly wrap-ups on the blog but have eventually decided that in an effort to keep my blog more organised, to keep on top of challenges and to do a nice re-cap of the month for you all, that I would do them :-). Therefore, this post will be set out like my weekly highlights post, split into headings in an attempt to keep everything organised easily :D
This month has been incredibly busy for me offline and I’m starting to get the impression that it’s going to stay that way for a while because I need money and I like being social (who knew?) so I’m hoping to be able to get used to this busy schedule soon as I miss blogging all the time and having the time to read without feeling pressured to do so! I also need to learn how to say no, I think. But, that’s what April is for, right? Anyway… onto bloggish things!
I got to go to Harry Potter Studio this month and two blogger brunches which made the month slightly better!
Bloggiesta was held this month and I got a LOT of background work on the blog sorted. By now all the little bugs and issues around the site should be fixed and I have some new pages and graphics! I now just have to sort out my categories and I’ll be a very happy blogger! :D
March was my third month of hosting the 2013 Genre Variety Challenge and this month you guys read and reviewed (and linked) a total of 35 books! I have to say, I’m pretty impressed! Hope you’re all enjoying it! The new linky will be up on the blog tomorrow! And if you have any feedback, there will also be a feedback form for you to fill out! If you do, you may win a prize! (TBC)
This month I read 10 books which means I’m still behind target but I have a week off coming up so hopefull I can catch up!
I struggled to choose this month having read so many great ones but I think I’m going to have to choose The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa. I was in pieces by the end of this book. Julie continues to wow me with her immaculate writing skills and I am now sitting on tender hooks for the next book, and only incredibly pleased that The Iron Traitor is coming in the fall as something to look forward to!
The Eternity Cure was addicting, full of surprises, and was ten times better than The Immortal Rules, and I urge everyone to start reading this series if they haven’t already! My full review of this book will arrive closer to the books release date.
This months blogger spotlight was Sophie! It was great being able to have her on the blog this month and I hope you all got to see how lovely and great she is.
My new blogger spotlight will be announced tomorrow
2013 Reading Challenges
A-Z Book Challenge; I read the letters, A, I, and E.
British Books Challenge; I read one book; Ferryman by Claire McFall
Mystery/Crime Challenge; I read no books towards this challenge.
TBR Pile Challenge; I read one book; Boy meets Boy
Witches/Witchcraft Challenge; I read two books; Cauldron Spell by C. J. Busby and Icespell by C. J. Busby
Genre Variety Challenge; I read Paranormal, and Autobiography.
That concludes my month! Here’s hoping next month runs a little smoother, eh?